This report provides detailed analysis of the various types of electric, hybrid & fuel cell Commercial Vehicles currently in use and under development. It also examines the market, legislative and technological influences that look set to drive change in this area over the next five to ten years and beyond.
The interest in commercial PEVs, HEVs and FCVs is driven by fuel costs, efforts to improve energy security, concerns about both toxic and greenhouse emissions and an associated range of incentives that are now in place at national and local government levels. However, the barriers to mass-market uptake are numerous and significant.
The market for hybrid commercial vehicles is showing signs of becoming established but those for pure electric and fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles are essentially still at an experimental stage and are attracting only the very earliest of adopters.
Nevertheless, there are now many commercial PEVs, HEVs, PHEVs and FCVs available in the market and the intense levels of research, development and investment in enabling technology and new vehicle production will no doubt result in many more during the next few years.